On Losers and Suckers – The Atlantic

“The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Trump, on that same trip, asked aides, “Who were the good guys in this war?” He also said that he didn’t understand why the United States would intervene on the side of the Allies.”

Sa wrote Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor of The Atlantic magazine and the recipient  of the National Magazine Award for Reporting on September 3rd.   He claims the information came from 4 individuals who were with the President on the trip.

The White House has, of course, vehemently denied the claims, noting they were “fake news” published in a failing magazine which wouldn’t be around long anyway,  Some ten apologists were trotted out to deny the President ever said any such thing.

Unfortunately for the President, he has provided us sufficient comments in the past which shed doubt on the veracity of his denials beside the fact that he lies to our faces on a regular basis.

“We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” Trump told aides when Sen. John McCain died in August of 2018. “He became furious,” Goldberg reports, “when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. ‘What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,’ the president told aides.” McCain served as a pilot in Vietnam and was shot down by enemy fire. He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam before being released along with 108 other prisoners in 1973. McCain is “not a war hero,” Trump said in 2015 during his campaign for the Republican nomination for president. “I like people who weren’t captured.”

“On Memorial Day 2017, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, a short drive from the White House. He was accompanied on this visit by John Kelly, who was then the secretary of homeland security, and who would, a short time later, be named the White House chief of staff. The two men were set to visit Section 60, the 14-acre area of the cemetery that is the burial ground for those killed in America’s most recent wars. Kelly’s son Robert is buried in Section 60. A first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Robert Kelly was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan. He was 29. Trump was meant, on this visit, to join John Kelly in paying respects at his son’s grave, and to comfort the families of other fallen service members. But according to sources with knowledge of this visit, Trump, while standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, turned directly to his father and said, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” Kelly (who declined to comment for this story) initially believed, people close to him said, that Trump was making a ham-handed reference to the selflessness of America’s all-volunteer force. But later he came to realize that Trump simply does not understand non-transactional life choices.

“He can’t fathom the idea of doing something for someone other than himself,” one of Kelly’s friends, a retired four-star general, told me. “He just thinks that anyone who does anything when there’s no direct personal gain to be had is a sucker. There’s no money in serving the nation.” Kelly’s friend went on to say, “Trump can’t imagine anyone else’s pain. That’s why he would say this to the father of a fallen marine on Memorial Day in the cemetery where he’s buried.”

Back in the day our Great Leader avoided the Vietnam draft obtaining 4 student deferments before the discovery of “bone spurs” in his heal giving him the medical exemption he bought and paid for.  Vietnam was for losers like John McCain.  He would later say many times on air that getting through the era without catching an STD or AIDS  was his “personal Vietnam.”

So you see I believe the Atlantic article.  As far as The Donald is concerned, anyone who is not in it for the money is a loser.  And you know why else I believe it?

So you know any male over 70 who dyes his hair blond?  Me neither,

So for all of his supporters out there lost in the cult of personality, I feel sorry for you.

Donald Trump despises you.

You are, in his eyes, losers and suckers.

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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to On Losers and Suckers – The Atlantic

  1. Don Ostertag says:

    He can deny all he wants but one thing he cannot deny is the US Intelligence Dept has proven that Russia paid bounties on American military and he has done nothing to confront Putin about it.
    Rich boy, draft-dodger.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I do believe The Atlantic’s article. And I feel somewhat better about it as other media have confirmed it, especially Jennifer Griffin from Fox News. However, some of these anonymous sources need to come forward. I understand the sacrifice that would take, but unless they’re willing to come out of the shadows, Trump and his supporters will continue to cry “fake news!”

    Liked by 3 people

  3. And when more of them come out of the shadows, I believe others will follow! He needs to go down, and the sooner the better.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jfwknifton says:

    That seems to hit the nail on the head very nicely.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. beetleypete says:

    Given his track record, I am more than ready to believe he said all of that, and probably more too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I believe the article too!! … “I believe the Atlantic article. As far as The Donald is concerned, anyone who is not in it for the money is a loser. And you know why else I believe it? So you know any male over 70 who dyes his hair blond? Me neither, So for all of his supporters out there lost in the cult of personality, I feel sorry for you.

    Donald Trump despises you – You are, in his eyes, losers and suckers.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. timetogetdirty30 says:

    Yes of course he wants those injured and dis-figured from war to be left out, because he doesn’t want Americans or anyone else to see what war really does! This just goes to show the REAL dis-respect he has for the military,unless they’re Rambo mr Trump wants them silenced or gone it seems.what a DISGRACE THIS MAN IS OBVIOUSLY!

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